Minister encourages Olympic bid

Sport Minister Ueli Maurer has come out in favour of a Swiss bid to host the Winter Olympic Games.

This content was published on November 18, 2010 - 10:43 and agencies

Maurer said it was time to tackle a major project despite foreseeable transport and environmental concerns.

His call came ahead of Friday’s meeting of the umbrella association of Swiss sport organisations to decide on a formal project.

It is believed Switzerland could seek a candidature for 2022 or later.

St Moritz hosted the winter Olympics in 1928 and 1948, but later Swiss bids for 2002, 2006 and 2010 failed.

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Sort by

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Almost finished... We need to confirm your email address. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Discover our weekly must-reads for free!

Sign up to get our top stories straight into your mailbox.

The SBC Privacy Policy provides additional information on how your data is processed.